President's Welcome

Welcome to the Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties (JLSS)! On behalf of our members, I invite you to explore our website to learn more about how we cultivate leaders who collectively address the critical needs of our community. Thank you for visiting our website!

Over 85 years ago a group of women brought the Junior League movement to Schenectady to make a lasting impact on our community.  As the league evolved and took on a new name we continued to build upon the legacy that began so long ago. Through civic education, hands-on service and leadership development, we have been training the women who make things happen in Schenectady and Saratoga Counties. Today JLSS has evolved, along with our society, but the women of JLSS have continued in that spirit of civic dedication and personal development. Our members come into the League seeking a rich volunteer experience in which they are not only able to impact the lives around them but also develop themselves through opportunities they might not receive in the workplace. With nearly 75% of our members working outside the home, the numerous volunteer hours they give to our projects and community agencies are both meaningful and inspiring.

The Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties embraces diverse perspectives, builds partnerships and inspires shared solutions. Whether you are serving an agency in need, considering membership or interested in making a financial gift to support our mission, please join us as we continue to develop leaders and create positive change in the Schenectady and Saratoga communities.


Yours in Service,

Denise Murphy McGraw

JLSS President 2019-2020